Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism. Our psychological first aid service is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short and long-term adaptive functioning and coping.

We provide the following services for psychological first aid;

  • Establish a human connection in a non-intrusive and compassionate manner.
  • Enhance immediate and ongoing safety, and provide physical and emotional comfort.
  • Offer practical assistance and information to help survivors address their immediate needs and concerns.
  • Connect survivors as soon as possible to social support networks, including family members, friends, neighbours, and community helping resources.
  • Provide adaptive coping skills, acknowledge coping efforts and strengths, and empower survivors; encourage adults, children, and families to take an active role in their recovery.
  • Provide information that may help survivors cope effectively with the psychological impact of disasters.